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Opinion Pieces Address Vector Control Strategies Amid Changing Climate, Cholera Eradication Efforts, Global WASH, Food Systems

The Conversation: More dengue fever and less malaria — mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology at Pennsylvania State University (9/9). Devex: Opinion: Satellite imagery — global data for global goals Nikhil Seth, assistant secretary-general and executive director…

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AP: People with albinism issued with protective alarms in Malawi (Jali, 3/2). Devex: The challenge of local implementation in Uganda’s new nutrition policy (Green, 3/2). Devex: Half of USAID’s spending goes to 25 organizations. Who are they? (Wolf, 2/28). The Guardian: Faulty condoms leave charity facing court case in Uganda…

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AFP: Talking about a menstrual revolution: Asia’s period problems (3/2). Global Health NOW: Virginity Testing in Morocco: Assault on Dignity, or a Shield Against Assault? (Sane, 2/29). The Guardian: Scientists turn to tech to prevent second wave of locusts in east Africa (McVeigh, 3/4). Reuters: In Argentina’s north, indigenous children…

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The BMJ: Polio outbreak: officials deny reports of cover-up in Pakistan (Yusufzai, 11/13). DW: German minister hails Bangladesh over birth control (Islam, 11/13). Devex: African scientists weigh in on the biggest obstacles to malaria control (Adepoju, 11/14). Devex: Q&A: How to overhaul community health for improved global outcomes (11/14). The…

Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of Efforts To Prevent Dengue, Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Devex: Q&A: Mosquito breeding trial raises hopes of defeating dengue (Ravelo, 11/25). HealthDay News: Bacteria Could Be Weapon Against Mosquito-Borne Dengue (Preidt, 11/22). Popular Science: Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to our best defenses (Eschner, 11/22). Science: Mosquitoes armed with bacteria beat back dengue virus (Servick, 11/22).

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CIDRAP News: Study: Preventive antibiotics after assisted birth could reduce maternal infections (Dall, 5/14). Devex: Development disrupted: A conversation with Kristin Lord and George Ingram (5/15). The Guardian: ‘Go and we die, stay and we starve’: the Ethiopians facing a deadly dilemma (Gardner, 5/15). South China Morning Post: Dengue fever…

Takeda Pharmaceutical Reports Experimental Dengue Vaccine Safe, Effective In Late-Stage Trial

Reuters: Takeda dengue vaccine meets main goal of trial; detailed results to come “Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said on Tuesday that its experimental dengue vaccine appears to be safe and effective at preventing all four types of the mosquito-borne disease, meeting the main goal of the Japanese drugmaker’s late-stage clinical trial…”…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Humanitarian, Health Situation In Venezuela

Wall Street Journal: Aid Showdown in Venezuela Editorial Board “The fight for democracy in Venezuela has retreated from the front pages, but an important moment arrives Saturday when thousands of Venezuelan exiles will try to deliver food and medical supplies to their suffering compatriots. … Dictator Nicolás Maduro may try…

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BBC: Malnutrition — you can be fat or thin (12/19). Becker’s Hospital Review: 4 notable outbreaks in the last decade (Bean, 12/18). Bloomberg: Partners In Health Co-Founder Dr. Paul Farmer on Fighting Ebola in Africa since 2014 (Westin, 12/18). Devex: Better together: Caribbean unites to tackle poor-quality medicines (12/19). Devex:…

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